Ravichandran Ashwin has been named in India’s playing thirteen for the fourth and last Test against Australia, after skipper Virat Kohli in the question and answer session said that the bowler wasn’t considered for choice since he wasn’t 100 percent fit.
Pacer Ishant Sharma was prohibited from the 13-man squad, declared by BCCI, for the SCG Test booked to begin on 3 January.
In the wake of continuing a side strain in the principal Test in Adelaide, the off-spinner had missed the second and third Tests of the four-coordinate arrangement. The board in a tweet on Wednesday, 2 January said that a ‘choice on R Ashwin’s accessibility will be gone up against the morning of the Test’.
World No. 1-positioned India has now taken a 2-1 lead in the four-coordinate arrangement and held the Border-Gavaskar trophy, after successes at Melbourne and Adelaide.